Data Science - ALX

Data Science

Data is the new oil. However, like oil, data is only valuable if refined and transformed into something useful, which is where data science comes in. Almost every company works with data, making data scientists one of the most in-demand professionals of the last two decades. The need for data scientists who can expertly analyse data, extract critical insights and effectively present the findings has never been higher.

Designed to help you gain in-demand data science and machine learning skills, the ALX Data Science programme will equip you with the crucial tools and techniques to analyse visual and statistical data, create models, and communicate results to inform data-driven decisions. In addition, you will learn the universal programming language Python and solve real-world problems using machine learning.

Delivered in partnership with ExploreAI, this globally-recognised certification will place you at the cutting edge of the digital economy, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market.

What career will this programme prepare me for?

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Big Data Architect
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • Data Management Specialist
  • BI Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst

World-Class Quality, ALX Sponsored.

Our partnerships allow us to offer eligible candidates access to world-class programme training at no cost. Programmes are valued at $28,500 in Europe and North America and $15,000 in Africa. ALX Sponsored placements available now.

US / Europe





$0 - Fully Funded

*For more information, click here.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand common data terminology and learn how to define your problems before you tackle them.
  • Build dashboards to tell compelling stories with your data.
  • Learn Python programming fundamentals: working in notebooks, logic and functions, and data structures.
  • Work with SQL to use databases for storing, reading, and updating data.
  • Prepare data for modelling, build regression prediction models with Python, and fine-tune them for better results.
  • Train and generate predictions from classification models.
  • Learn about and implement natural language processing (NLP) techniques.
  • Learn how to cluster unstructured data, build recommender systems and get hands-on with dimensionality reduction.
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The ALX Journey

There are plenty of programmes that teach tech skills. At ALX, our “secret sauce” comes from our career-focused approach to learning. Through our hybrid learning model, we aim to develop well-rounded tech professionals who are equipped with both the professional and technical skills that enable them to thrive in the most in-demand, high-growth industries. 

Learners in our Data Science programme will benefit from in-person ALX Foundations training at the start of the course. With ALX Foundations, you can expect a transformative three-month experience that will give you the edge to stand out in the job market, with expert training in interview techniques, soft skills, and essential career competencies.

Our Hubs

Co-working, Connecting and Climbing

Unlock the key to success and join a community of like-minded individuals in a state-of-the-art co-working environment. Take advantage of high-speed internet, peer support, and an environment to help you thrive. 

With our hybrid learning model, hubs are designed to take your productivity and success to new heights, where the rigour of online training is deepened through in-person experiences and practised in context. In-person training will be delivered at your hub during ALX Foundations, along with impactful activities throughout the Data Science programme. 

Gain Access to The ROOM

Our Prestigious Talent Community to Power Your Future

An unrivalled community offering incredible support to accelerate your future career in tech. Utilising the best of virtual community building through our dedicated portal, combined with exclusive in-person experiences, events and opportunities.

Programme Details


  • 14 months, 30-40 hours/week
  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer
  • Access to a stable internet connection
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Between 18-34 years of age
  • Of African origin
  • Residing in and/or able to attend in-person activities in one of our city hubs


  • Build your foundations to thrive in the modern world of work 
  • Engage in a hybrid learning experience with both in-person and online elements to help you succeed 
  • Gain access to The ROOM Fellowship, our prestigious talent community where you can gain access to world-class events, perks and rewards, and lifelong learning

What’s Next? 

  • Receive a Data Science Certification.
  • Join our global tech talent community and continue your career journey.

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Hear From Our Community

— Leila Kaitesi, Kenya
“In all probability, I think I’ve learned more at ALX over the past 4 weeks about navigating the real world than I did during my entire 4-year stay on campus.”
— Barisua Nsaanee, Nigeria
“My time at ALX was just the push I needed. It offered top-notch resources, the ideal community, and practical experience. ALX exceeded my expectations and stoked my interest in tech. It gave me the opportunity to meet peers who were already succeeding in the field of technology, which helped me gather knowledge of what to anticipate from any area of tech I decide to follow. If you need to kickstart a career in tech, ALX is the place for you!”
— Amos Melikhaya Fono, South Africa
“ALX was an exceptional experience for me and very informative. I learnt a lot of skills and gained tools I didn’t have before.”

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What is ALX?

ALX offers job-ready training in the tech fields employers need most. ALX, in partnership with The ROOM, is brought to you by the organisation that leads African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University, and Anzisha Prize Foundation.

What are the payment terms and options?

Find out about our available payment terms and options here. Eligible candidates can apply directly for sponsored placements in the programme here.

Why do we have to go into the hub during the week?

Attending sessions at the hubs is a requirement of the learning experience. The co-working spaces are designed to provide accountability, peer support, and the opportunity for face-to-face interaction and networking. This is intended to boost productivity and help individuals achieve their goals.

How do I join The ROOM?

All ALX learners are invited to join The ROOM Fellowship community where you will have access to a global network of resources, job opportunities, and ongoing career support.

I need more information. Where can I submit a request?

Please click here to submit a request for more information and answers to any additional questions.




Can I register for multiple programmes at the same time?

Due to training requirements and programme rigour, ALX permits learners to be enrolled in one programme at any given time. If you have applied to or are currently enrolled in a programme, you will not be eligible to apply to another programme.


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